Seaweeds and Seagrass

Seaweeds and Seagrass

Diverse range of marine algal species in a rockpool in summer, North Devon, uk, May 2011. - Toby Roxburgh/2020VISION

A History of Uses

Seaweeds (algae) have been used for many centuries for medicinal and culinary uses as well as fertilisers, today they are even used in cosmetics! Seaweeds also absorbs carbon so are important for combating climate change.

Learn more about the seaweeds around Wembury below and learn more about Eelgrass - the only underwater flowering plant in the world!

Thongweed seaweed and snakelocks Paul Naylor

Credit: Dr Paul Naylor